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Bible Study Fellowship
This group meets in the Quilter’s Den, next to the church, to study the Bible. This year, our Bible leader is Martha Oliver. There are 15 members. The meeting time is 10:00 a.m., the first Tuesday of each month.

Gardner Quilters
The money we earn is given to the church (for Budget, Wednesday Night Supper Program, etc.)  We have a great time for fellowship and fun besides providing a service.  We call it our grief support group.  We charge our customers according to the size of the quilt and the amount of quilting we do on the quilt.  Our hours are between 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Ever so often we go to Charlotte's (a small quaint restaurant) in Keo, Thanks to Ken Carter who drives the bus for us.  Right now we have only 4 quilters and are in need of others.  If you know how to quilt and are willing to give 1 or 2 days a week to this service we think you would find it a blessing.  We usually have a back-log of about 8 quilt tops to quilt.

Grief Support
This group of supporters has come together for the common cause of helping one another go through the process of grieving the loss of someone dear to them. Bereavement groups can provide emotional and practical help for people coping with the death of a loved one. Many people have praised the benefits received from such groups. It helps to know that others are feeling what you may be feeling and it helps to know what the different coping methods are for dealing with grief. This group is free and open to all. For more information about this group contact Gardner Memorial United Methodist Church at 501-374-9520. The group currently is meeting at Parkhill Baptist Church.

Lamplighter Fellowship
This group meets at noon on the first Thursday each month at the church. This group supports the Gardner UMC food pantry, missions, share their prayer concerns/joys, and support each other through secret pals.

Men’s Fellowship Group
This group of men gather at 6:10 a.m. on Wednesdays in the main lobby of the North Little Rock Springhill Baptist Hospital. At 6:15 a.m. they go to the Leatherwood Conference Room on the 3rd floor for prayers and Bible discovery with good natured fellowship. Some men leave at 7:15 a.m. --other men purchase breakfast in the cafeteria.  Men of all faiths and denominations are welcome. Bring your Bible and visit.

Progressive Fellowship
This group of ladies meets in the homes of its members and sponsors churchwide activities each year for a cause of their choice. They laugh, sing, share and pray. This group meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the homes of its members. This group usually includes 2 or 3 trips to community functions throughout the year.

Sharing Fellowship
This group meets in the homes of its members for a business session, program, sharing time and refreshments. It supports the Gardner food pantry with a monthly donation. This group meets on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. This is the largest group of the fellowship groups averaging about 18 in attendance.

Visitation Fellowship
This group lives up to its name. They visit homebound or shut-in members of the church throughout each month and give a report of their visits at their monthly meetings. They average about 40 visits per month. They meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in the member’s homes. Each person usually brings a sack lunch.

XYZ Group (Xtra Years of Zest)
XYZ meets on the 4th Monday of every month for a potluck luncheon and meeting following in the Fellowship Hall of the church. We have approximately 35 in attendance with a membership of around 50. We have several activities, such as Mystery Tours, a couple of half day Mystery Tours to surprise destinations and 1 or 2 day trips to places such as Branson. T
hree or four guest speakers are scheduled throughout the year at the monthly meetings. There is always good food and fellowship. Come join us!

 

 

 

Gardner Memorial United Methodist Church
1723 Schaer Street, North Little Rock, Arkansas USA 72114
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